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1919
May 3 - Placed in commission at 11 am
Lt Com. A.C. Read assigned by Commander N C Seaplane Division One to command. Crew as follows:
1st Pilot - E. F. Stone, Lt. USCG
2nd Pilot - W. Hinton Lt jg. (T) UM
Radio - Rodd. Ens.
1st Engineer - J.L. Breese, Lt. UMRF
2nd Engineer - Howard, Ch. Sp. Mech. UMRF

To date NC-4 has made one short flight at light load ^[[about 30 min]] Is now having various minor alterations:- streamlining wires, installing aux. water system, fitting radio installations, making miscellaneous installations, tc.

May 4   Completed installations except a few minor ones. Swing ship. weighed , but afterward found a quantity of water in hull

May 5    Lower elevator burned, catching fire from NC-1 Some fabric of lower stabilizer had to be torn off. Repaired the same day

May 6   Stood by for commencing flight to Halifax- weather prevented. Weighted and found about 1200 lbs heavier than estimated Found considerable water and some extra gasoline- For weight statement [[?]] [[strikethrough]] front [[/strikethrough]] back.
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